I still want to know how he can afford a vacation? Didn't he just spend 21
months in prison and didn't he just have to defend himself in court?
How you see his actions depends on what you think is more important: the economy
or the environment. Global warming and weather patterns are not completely
understood. Pollution and a trashed environment definitely makes people and
ecosystems sick. Pollution isn't just caused by big oil companies either.
In a large part it comes from lots and lots of people not really caring enough
to make an effort and it all adds up to the big, sad, unhealthy mess we all live
in right now. From some very valid perspectives, what DeChristopher did
wasn't a good idea. Nevertheless, anyone who truly cares enough to to risk
their future, to do what they believe is the right thing, and to try to fix some
very real problems, is definitely ok in my book. He is making a concrete effort
to be part of the solution instead of the problem. Ultimately, we need to look
at ourselves and ask if we want to be part of the solution, or part of the
problem. Remember, no matter how insignificant our efforts may seem, little
steps in the right direction will eventually get us to our goals.
@jsf"Harvard, and a trip down Cataract Canyon, like a true
liberal elitist. Two things the common working man will never be able to
do."What's stopping you from taking a trip down Cataract
Canyon? What's stopping you from going to Harvard? Many, many, many
working-class people have done both. I've done the latter, but never had
the grades in school to do the former. My working-class roots didn't keep
me from doing either.
@Red"We for sure don't need the Feds hijacking our
land."Utah is trying to hijack the Federal government's
OK. So, I'll let the rest of you fill me in. This is the first I've
read of DeChristopher. My obvious question is what was gained or changed from
his 21 month sentance? From what he he was originally sentenced for, what's
changed since? From what very little bit I know, I tend to agree with @
AlanSutton- "Mr. DeChristopher is living a charade."
Thanks Tim, For sacrificing 2 years of your freedom for putting your
belief in God's creation above the greed of Corporations!
To "elarue" that was already done. Farmers can grow industrial hemp.
See "Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2009"
Mr. DeChristopher is living a charade. Contrary to what he and his supporters
claim, he is no Henry David Thoreau. He did not attend the bidding session as an
act of civil disobedience. His bids were unpremeditated, spur of the moment
decisions. Only after his arrest did he pretend to be following his conscience.
When his fellow church members and university friends started cheering him, he
went along and played the martyr. In the end, he has nothing to complain about.
The justice system was very good to him, and certainly more than fair. He could
have, and I think should have, received a much greater punishment for his
We the people of this great state can manage our resources. We for sure
don't need the Feds hijacking our land. If we sell it to mining then we
can require clean behavior that protects the land. There is a place
for mining. We need it done with integrity by good companies.To
become another terrorist like the federal government is not the answer.It is time for good people to stand up and be heard.RE: One Old
Man, Senator Lee is doing awesome! But Senator Hatch has stood by while our
entire country was hijacked. He didn't go down with a fight. Time for the
career politicians to go. I love the land. But to celebrate this
guy is not the right move. We need a bigger spotlight on the real issues. Our
news stations are horrible at really informing us of the issues. Time for some
better information to make its way to us.
This guy will mold his few minutes of fame into a best selling book , go on tour
for the entities that have paid his way as a poster child and make millions in
the process. Also, like the guy who lost his arm in Blue John Canyon he'll
be used by politicians and radical environmental groups to further their agendas
until he is not any good them anymore and we will not hear from him again. This
story just keeps repeating itself.
This guy is a fanatic that has become a martyr...and that makes him truly
most criminals are unrepentant. add this guy to the list
@Fred Vader - maybe if we could legalize industrial hemp and make fabric out of
it, then they could wear clothes made out of that instead of other more harmful
materials, and they could fill up on home grown American hemp gasoline rather
than Saudi Arabian crude.
Harvard, and a trip down Cataract Canyon, like a true liberal elitist. Two
things the common working man will never be able to do.
@ Darth VaderWhy is it when critics hate the argument they attack
the messanger instead of the message?
The only thing that would make this pinhead more "newsworthy" is if he
were an illegal alien with kids and was facing deportation. How come no one
talks about the people's jobs he destroyed and the other consequences of
his actions. I reviewed the dire predictions of the environmentalists that were
made on the first Earth Day in the 70's. Not a single one of their dire
consequences remotely came to pass. Their "science" is no better today
than it was 30 years ago.
"encouraging people to ask themselves whether they should buy bigger and
greater things just because they can." says the now enrolled Harvard
student....?! It also didn't look like anyone in the photos
were wearing just leafs for clothing....so other people buying up land for oil
and gas equals bad, but you wearing the latest fashions made from those efforts
and preaching from your movie theater soap box also made from those efforts
equals good? How are you getting to Cataract Canyon? Walking? No? What are
you going to be riding the rapids in, a rubber boat? How is rubber made
again?Perhaps he should add "hypocrite" to the
DeChristopher would make an excellent replacement for either Hatch or Lee in the
Send him back.
Thanks Tim, Best of luck in school.